Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
As its name suggests, Éphémère Poire is an ephemeral ale that comes and goes with the seasons. It was developed as a series of features a seasonal fruit in a refreshing, lightly spiced white ale. The label depicts a fairy, an ephemeral spirit associated with fruits picked at the peak of ripeness during each harvest season. She first appeared in the spring of 2001 and has since been celebrated on a variety of seasonal fruit ales featuring apple, cranberry, blackcurrant, peach, raspberry ad cherry.
In 2015, Unibroue adds a new flavor to Éphémère portfolio offering beer lovers a pear version.
If you don't have the possibility to buy Unibroue Ephemere Pear, replace it with a light fruity beer. You may find pear ale in several countries like Crystal Pear in Oregon or Prickly Pear Pale Ale by Lewis & Clark
- Preheat over at 210°C / 425°F.
- Roll the puff pastry into a large circle.
- Place brie cheese in the middle.
- Fold pastry over.
- Brush pastry sides with egg white and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
- Cook for 30-35 minutes, until crust is golden. Take out of the oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
- When 10 minutes remain for the baking of the cheese, start preparing the pears.
- Cut the pears in half lenthwise and in 3-4 mm slices.
- Melt butter in a pan, over medium heat.
- Add the pears with 2 tbsp. of maple syrup and 2 tbsp. of beer and mix. Cook for 8 minutes while stirring gently.
- Add the pecans and the cranberries and the rest of the syrup and the beer and stir gently. Cook for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
- Place the cheese on a plate and pour the mix over the top. Serve immediately.
With the kind assistance of Unibroue and the photographer Samuel Joubert.
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